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1 GROWTH MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT 6th Nationwide Anthropological Survey of Children and Adolescents 2001 Bláha P.*, Vignerová J.** *Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague **National Institute of Public Health, Prague Czech Republic

2 Apart from genetic determinants, growth of an individual is to a great extent influenced by external factors (familly backround, socio-economics conditions of the society, health care system, social system etc.). FENOTYP OF AN INDIVIDUAL = FENOTYP OF AN INDIVIDUAL = GENETIC FACTORS + ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS + INTERACTION BETWEEN GENETIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS FAMILYENVIRONMENT HEALTH,GROWTH SES PHYSICALENVIRONMENT STRESS Flinn M.V., England B.G., American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 1997

3 Material I. 1895: Measurements of school children - Czech physician and anthropologist Matiegka (Matiegka J., 1927, Somatology of school children. Nakl. ČSAV a umění, Praha.) – He founded tradition of Nationwide Anthropological Surveys : Mean heights and s.d. in military boarding-school children born between (in Bohemia and Moravia), recorded in Vienna (Komlos J: Patterns of children’s growth in East-central Europe in the eighteenth century. Annals of Human Biology, 1986, Volume 13, No. 1, pp )‏

4 Material I: NATIONWIDE ANTHROPOLOGICAL SURVEYS IN CR Every ten years , 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 Number of children per survey: – (3 to 5 % of the population of given age)‏ Age: 0 to 19 years Praha

5 NATIONWIDE ANTHROPOLOGICAL SURVEYS IN CR (1951 to 2001)‏ Preschool children: in clinics, by instructed health professionals, mainly paeditricians. School children: teachers, provided with detailed written instructions. Anthropological measurements: height, body weight, circumferences of the head, arm, waist and hip – Martin Saller method. Questionnaires for children: dietary habits, sports activity, TV watching and PC games. Questionnaires for parents: parental height, weight, educational level, number of children in the family, breastfeeding and health status of their child.

6 METHODS Original data available from : 1951, 1981, 1991 and For other surveys: sample sizes for each age group, average values and standard deviations are available, for 1895 only average values. We have used only these summary values for the growth curves construction. Weighted polynomial smoothing spline of 3rd order was used for construction of the growth curves of the height. Weights were proportional to sample sizes at the particular time point. Its first derivative was then computed to obtain growth velocity.

7 1951 – no data Since 1975 no changes Boys: 50.5 cmBoys: 50.5 cm 3400 g 3400 g Girls: 49.7 cmGirls: 49.7 cm 3270 g 3270 g MEAN BIRTH LENGTH AND WEIGHT The secular trend of height appears significant from the category of two years olds onwards.

8 SECULAR TREND OF HEIGHT Growth curves

9 BOYSGIRLS Z-SCORE ACCORDING WHO REFERENCE VALUES Height Adult height: (s.d. 6.6) (s.d. 7.0) dif. 8.0 cm Adult height: (s.d. 5.6) (s.d. 6.4) dif. 6.1 cm

10 Growth in boys stopped at years 100 years ago, nowadays at about 18 years. In girls growth stopps earlier, currently at about 17 years. 18 years old boys reach an average height of cm (12 cm increase compared to 1895) 18 years old girls reach and average height of cm (10 cm increase compared to1895).

11 boys girls 11,15 Age years 13,327,16 7,87 cm 4 months in girls and 3 months in boysA comparison of a study from 90s with one from 70s shows shift of growth spurt towards younger age categories: 4 months in girls and 3 months in boys Girls Boys The time shift between boys and girls in the onset of adolescent growth spurt is almost 2 years. GROWTH VELOCITY OF THE HEIGHT (cm per year)‏ Longitudinal studies

12 Number: GIRLS: BOYS: Mean age of menarche: (50 % YES, 50 % NO) ‏ 1991: years 2001: years Mean age of voice-breaking: 1991: years 2001: years Corresponds with shifting of secular trend of height AGE OF MENARCHE AND VOICE-BREAKING 1991, 2001 Logistic regression 0.01 y y.

13 BOYS GIRLS Z-SCORE ACCORDING WHO REFERENCE VALUES Weight

14 BOYSGIRLS WEIGHT-HEIGHT RATIO Empirical percentile charts 1951, 2001

15 BMI EMPIRICAL CENTILE CHARTS 1951, 1991 BOYSGIRLS BMI EMPIRICAL PERCENTILE CHARTS 1951, 1991 Adiposity rebound: in year later

16 CONSTRUCTION OF BMI PERCENTILE CHARTS The number of overweight and obese children is increasing. Construction of charts based on current sample (2001) means shifting the cut-off values to higher positions (and thus soften the norm) Solution: Use the norms from 1991

17 Charts for: weight, weight for height, head circumference, waist circumference, arm circumference, skin fold thickness, etc.

18 Evaluation of weight in the percentile chart Percentile range Evaluation 97

19 CUT-OFF VALUES FOR OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY CR- 5th Nationwide Anthropol. Survey 1991 overweight BMI > 90. p., obesity BMI > 97 p. WHO 2007 Growth Reference forchildren (5-19 y.) overweight BMI > +2SD, obesity BMI > +3SD CDC surveys in USA ( ) overweight BMI > 85. p., obesity BMI> 95. p. IOTF national representative studies (Brazil, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Singapur, USA) overweight in 18 years BMI = 25, obesity BMI = 30

20 BMI HIGHER THAN 2 and 3 SD - according to WHO standards 2006 Age months For gender and country (project HOPE) A. Cattaneo, L. Monasta, E. Stamatakis, S. Lioret, K. Castetbon, F. Frenken, Y. Manios, G. Moschonis, S. Savva, A. Zaborskis, A. I. Rito, M. Nanu, J. Vignerová, M. Caroli, J. Ludvigsson, F. S. Koch, L. Serra-Majem, L. Szponar, F. van Lenthe and J. Brug: Overweight and obesity in infants and pre-school children in the European Union: a review of xisting data. Obesity reviews. doi: /j X

21 PERCENTAGE OF OVERWEIGHT AND OBESE CHILDREN Reference data: WHO and IOTF recommendations Age 7 – 11 years Report of the International Obesity Task Force, 2004

22 PREVALENCE OF OVERWEIGHT ANF OBESITY IN 7 YEARS OLD BOYS 2008 COSI study ( WHO 2007 )

23 PREVALENCE OF OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY IN 7 YEARS OLD GIRLS 2008, COSI study ( WHO 2007 )

24 PERCENTAGE OF OVERWEIGHT AND OBESE CHILDREN IOTF (Cole 2000) 5 – 17 years International Obesity Task Force, 2004

25 CONCLUSION The development of physical characteristics, in particular height and weight of children and adolescents, is a sensitive indicator for socio-economic conditions in which the children grow up and mature. Throughout the period of the 20th century - in line with improvements in socio-economic conditions - the physical height was increasing in all age categories. A shift in onset and peak of the growth spurt occured towards lower age categories. The shift in growth spurt is linked with shift in the timing of onset of the sexual maturity. The proportion of children and adolescents with overweight and obesity is also increasing in CR, although to a lesser degree than in other developed countries.


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